JAMB PRO sues Ahmed Isah of Human Rights Radio for N6bn over defamation


The Head, Media and Public Relations at Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Dr. Fabian Benjamin, has dragged Mr Ahmed Isah of Human Rights Radio (2nd Defendant) to court over injurious broadcast, false allegations and innuendos which amounted to defamation of the Claimant’s character.

Also joined in the suit as 1st Defendant is Premier Broadcasting Ltd (owners of Human Rights Radio) of Plot 1184, Kaura District, besides Games Village, Abuja.

In SUIT NO. CV/3211/2021 filed by the Claimant’s lawyer Chris Alashi, before an FCT High Court, sitting at Gwagwalada and presided over by Justice A.O. Ebong, Dr. Benjamin is claiming N6 billion as compensation for general damages for the deliberate, libellous and malicious public broadcast by the 1st Defendant and anchored by the 2nd Defendant, Mr Ahmed Isah.

The claimant avers that on 16th April 2021, between 7:30 am and 10am, the 2nd Defendant, while on-air on Human Rights Radio and Television (Brekete Programme), put a call to him via his Mobile No. 080xxxxxxx from the 2nd Defendant’s Mobile No. 08037888880, during which the latter maliciously defamed the claimant by impugning, maligning and discrediting his integrity and reputation as the PRO of JAMB and an academic.

In particular, the Claimant alleged that the 2nd Defendant, while on-air, accused him of forging his PhD certificate as well as being insane, incompetent, unscrupulous and a sadistic person of questionable character.

The Claimant also charged the 2nd Defendant with saying his (Claimant’s) bad behaviour and arrogance are hereditary and were acquired from his parents; and that the Claimant’s parents are also arrogant and damnable.

Hearing for the suit has been fixed for 14th February 2022.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here